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Bandits Release Kidnapped Zamfara Schoolgirls

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Bandits have released the 317 female students abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, in Talata Mafara LGA of Zamfara State last Friday.

Media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, Yusuf Idris, confirmed the release of the girls to Premium Times Tuesday Morning

The official said 279 schoolgirls were released and they were released around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday. He said the 279 girls are currently at the Zamfara government house waiting to be reunited with their parents.

"I am happy to announce that the girls are free," Dr. Bello Matawalle told an AFP journalist. "They have just arrived in the government house and are in good health."

He asked for more time to provide details on the remaining 38 girls.

The Abduction in Zamfara occured about two weeks after dozens of students and staff members were abducted by armed bandits from a school in Kagara, Niger State. The students in Niger were released on Saturday morning.

Source: Naija News

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